NeurosurgeryOne, Denver’s most comprehensive neurosurgical practice, welcomed a new neurosurgeon to its practice. Dr. Fotis G. Souslian, MD, FAANS, will begin serving patients April 1 in the practice’s Lakewood clinic on the campus of St. Anthony Hospital.
Dr. Souslian is a board-certified neurosurgeon who completed a renowned orthopedic and neurosurgery fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has extensive experience treating orthopedic disorders of the spine, ranging from degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine to minimally invasive techniques in treating sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pain. He brings to St. Anthony Hospital over half a decade’s worth of experience of complex spine surgery and neurotrauma at a Level 1 trauma hospital in St. Paul, Minn., a Level 1 trauma center.
His passion for staying current with the most up-to-date techniques and treatments is mirrored in the fact that he has several ongoing research grants, and was also an assistant professor with the department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Souslian’s patient care philosophy is to treat his patients as if he was treating his own family. With this in mind, he recommends surgery only if it is warranted, and only after all conservative measures have been exhausted. He is particularly interested in cervical and lumbar herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spine deformity, spine and cranial trauma surgery, traumatic brain injury, as well as sacroiliac joint dysfunction and chronic pain.
“When surgery is the answer, I strive to create personalized strategies that are tailored to each patient’s individual condition,” Dr. Souslian says.
Dr. Souslian is of Greek-Armenian descent, but he is first and foremost an American who loves to spend time with his family, and travel the country with his wife, who is a robotic general surgeon, their toddler son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In their spare time they love to cook, ski and snowboard as well as detail, modify and drive cars and motorcycles.